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Whether you are just getting into fishing, or you’ve been fishing all your life, now is the perfect opportunity to get out their and reel em in! And it’s not just fishing that’s free this weekend. Camping is also free June 4th and the 5th as well in Oregon.

This includes all state parks on the night of June4th at traditional  sites with full hookups (electricity, water, and sewer), and electrical hookups, and tent sites also. They are also including free parking at all camp sites that normally charge a day-use parking fee.

Anglers will NOT need a fishing license, tag and endorsement to drop a line at any pool of water in Oregon. If that’s not awesome enough, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking more than 185,000 trout at 80 locations around the state.

“State Parks Day is our way of thanking Oregonians for their commitment to our state parks,” Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Sumption said. “We invite Oregonians to come out and explore a new park or visit an old favorite.”

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Free fishing events

WILLAMETTE

  • Alton Baker Canal/Eugene, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Katherine Nordholm, 541-726-3515
  • Benson State Recreation Area/Columbia Gorge, 9 a.m.-noon, Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser, 503-695-2261
  • Detroit Reservoir/Hoover Campground, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Isaac Morris, 503-854-3522
  • Silverton Reservoir, (anglers with disabilities event) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Skip Bouskill, 503-873-7269.
  • Silverton Together Fishing Event, Silverton Reservoir, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dawn Olson, 503-873-2681.
  • St. Louis Ponds/Gervais, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6024
  • Willamette Fish Hatchery/Oakridge 9 a.m.-noon, Tami Edmunds, kids 10 and under, 541-782-2933

NORTH COAST

  • Cleawox Lake/Honeyman State Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christine Clapp, 541-265-8306, ext. 253
  • Coffenbury Lake/Ft. Stevens State Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dane Osis, 503-861-3170
  • Hebo Lake, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Debbie Hobbs, 503-392-3161
  • Nedonna Pond/Rockaway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Brian Johnson, 503-368-6828
  • Olalla Reservoir/Toledo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christine Clapp, 541-265-8306, ext. 253
  • Trask Hatchery/Tillamook, 8 .am.-3 p.m., James Skaar, 503-842-4090

SOUTHWEST

  • Cooper Creek, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353
  • Diamond Lake, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353
  • Eel Lake/Tugman State Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mike Gray, 541-888-5515
  • Galesville Reservoir, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Sunday, June 5), Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353
  • Hyatt Lake, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Diana Bauman, 541-772-4970
  • Lake Marie, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (June 5), Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353
  • Lake Selmac, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Judy Lollich, 541-295-7700
  • Libby Pond, 8 a.m. – noon, John Weber, 541-247-7605
  • Elk River Hatchery/Port Orford, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., David Chambers, 541-332-7025, for kids 10 years old and younger
  • Thissel Pond/Alsea, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., call ODFW’s Alsea Hatchery for assistance, 541-487-7240

HIGH DESERT

  • Caldera Springs/Deschutes, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tim Foulk, 541-593-1510
  • Klamath Hatchery/Klamath Falls, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Greg Lipsiea, 541-381-2278
  • Lake of the Woods/Klamath Falls, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., George Gregory, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery/Camp Sherman, 9 a.m. – noon, Doug Curtis, 541-595-6611

NORTHEAST

  • 203 Pond/Baker City, 9 a.m. noon, Shannon Archuleta, 541-523-1385
  • Cutsforth Pond/Heppner, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Bill Duke, 541-276-2344
  • Marr Pond/Wallowa, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ron Harrod, 541-426-4467
  • Twin Pond/Ukiah, 7 a.m. – noon, Bill Duke, 541-276-2344
  • McHaley Pond/Prairie City, 9 a.m. – noon, Emily Davis, 541-777-2831

h/t statesman

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